Average Entry-Level Construction Manager Salary

$55,008
Avg. SalaryShow Hourly Rate
$2,543
Bonus
$3,000
Commission
$2,000
Profit Sharing
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The average salary for an Entry-Level Construction Manager is $55,008.
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$39k
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MEDIAN $55,008
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Salary
$39k - $75k
Bonus
$102 - $10k
Profit Sharing
$12 - $59k
Commission
$0 - $3k
Total Pay
$36k - $78k

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Job Description for Construction Manager

Construction Manager Tasks
  • Manage the planning, materials, building, and budget of a construction or component of a project.
  • Enforce safety measures and company regulations, and obtain required licenses and permits.
  • Select and oversee the work of contractors contributing to the project.
  • Develop schedules for reaching objectives and make sure work is completed on time.
  • Supervise and direct personnel working on the project.

Career Paths

Explore the most common career paths for Construction Manager. Thickness and color of lines indicates popularity of movement from one job to the next. Visit our career path planner to research other job paths.
Construction Manager
Construction Superintendent
Project Manager, Construction
Construction Project Manager
More common (> 20%)
Somewhat common (8 - 20%)
Less common (< 8%)

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Popular Skills for Construction Manager

Skills in Project Management, Contractor Management, Construction Estimating and Microsoft Office are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Microsoft Excel.

Pay by Experience Level for Construction Manager

An early career Construction Manager with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $61,086 based on 1,025 salaries. A mid-career Construction Manager with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $73,895 based on 909 salaries. An experienced Construction Manager with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $81,653 based on 1,560 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $87,252.
Employees with Construction Manager in their job title in New York, New York earn an average of 10.7% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Houston, Texas (8.2% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Dallas, Texas (7.3% less), Boston, Massachusetts (5.3% less) and Atlanta, Georgia (2.7% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 5,211 survey responses.
Early Career
19.7%
Mid Career
17.4%
Experienced
29.9%
Late Career
32.9%